The DMDS Team Blog

17Apr/120

Yangaroo releases leading edge Video Quality Control Utility

At a series of live demonstrations at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas, Yangaroo CTO Richard Klosa demonstrated the new Quality Control utility available via the DMDS Manager software for both PC and Mac.

The free tool, designed in collaboration with Niagara College and funded in part through Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario allows DMDS customers immediate feedback on the quality or potential issues associated with video files being prepared for upload and delivery to broadcasters via the DMDS platform.

16Apr/120

YANGAROO CTO presenting at National Association of Broadcasters

Yangaroo/DMDS is attending the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas.

TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - YANGAROO Inc. (TSX-V: YOO) (OTC: YOOIF), the industry's leading secure digital media distribution company, is pleased to announce that YANGAROO Chief Technology Officer, Richard Klosa will be participating in a number of demonstrations showcasing the DMDS integration of AD-ID and AS-12.

Ad-ID is a joint venture of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) and Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to create a web-based system for the generation of unique identifying codes for all advertising assets to create efficiencies throughout the distribution chain.

AS-12 is a specification developed by the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and introduces a digital commercial slate powered by the metadata in Ad-ID embed in media files.

Yangaroo/DMDS is the first digital delivery platform to fully support both Ad-Id and AS-12. You can find out more by visiting the AMWA booth at the International Research Park # N617.

Richard Klosa will be giving an integration demonstration in collaboration with Harold Geller from Ad-Id and Oliver Morgan from MetaGlue titled: “AS-12 & Ad-ID: Simplifying Commercial Delivery Workflow from Agency to Media Outlets”

19Mar/120

Access your DMDS Library from anywhere – even directly from your phone.

If you need another reason to use DMDS, we just got you another sweet tool to add to the bucket of awesome DMDS features: a DMDS mobile app!

DMDS not only delivers the highest quality of singles and music videos to broadcasters, radio programmers, journalists, and other industry influencers anywhere in the world, but now it’s easier, faster, and more practical than ever to access your DMDS account.

It’s simple and easy to use. All you have to do is from your phone go to http://m.dmds.com and access your account or library with your login information.

1Feb/120

Coming Soon to DMDS: E-Z Downloads

When delivering music to radio for airplay consideration, ease of access can be paramount and we've got you covered.

DMDS is already the only digital radio delivery service to offer senders the option of providing no log-in one-click streams directly from email notifications, but we’ve taken it one step further: Easy, no-login downloads directly from email notifications. At no extra charge, recipients are provided with a big DOWNLOAD button on the notification providing WAV downloads for broadcast or further auditioning.

Here’s how it works:

Recipients can click PLAY NOW to open a player with full controls in their browser if they just want to listen, and can click DOWNLOAD to open their browser where WAV files can be downloaded with one click. This works not only for Singles, but full albums too.

Of course, these releases are still delivered to the recipients DMDS Library for all the info and advanced streaming and download options. Even if the email is lost or deleted, recipients can still find or be directed to the releases

We'd like to see you do all that with a CD in a padded envelope, an email with an mp3 attachment, or any other digital delivery service!

18Aug/110

New features galore! Create SD videos from HD masters in the cloud, and lots more…

It's been a long hot summer in Toronto, and despite lots of well-deserved vacation time, we've been able to churn out some key system upgrades and added features.   From HD to SD video conversion, faster and easier metadata updating and copying,  and giant image release notifications... have a look below for details on how your life has just become easier.

Convert HD to SD in the Cloud

Many customers have an HD master they want to deliver to most broadcasters, but still need an SD version to send to others. This work can now be done with the click of a button…and it maintains the closed captions in the Master file as well!

Bulk Metadata Updating

Updating lots of data for a number of different audio/video files? Uploaded a CD you need to update? That work used to require the DMDS Manager, but can now be completed quickly and easily from the website in the File Manager.

Copy Metadata from One Asset to Another

Nobody likes data entry…that's why we've made it easier to move metadata from your First Submission to your Final Submission or from a Draft videos to a Final.

First Submission, Re-Submission and Final Submission Data

We've added a way to help identify the status of your video submission to various broadcasters that require an internal standards review for approval. You can see this information from the Preview Panel in your library.

Edit HouseID and Status From the Library Page

We like less page loads and clicking - so we've added the ability to update the HouseID and Review Status of an item right from your Library.

Only Update New Destinations When Adding to a Release

We've made it faster and easier to add and notify new Destinations only for a Release. Add the Organization or Contact and select whether you want to notify everyone or just the new person added.

New BIG Image Template

We're in the midst of adding new templating options to the system. For now, we've given you a template with a large feature image at the top. Works for both Notifications and your Release Details page in your library.

Manager Auto Download QC and HouseID Checks

Connected to DMDS via the DMDS Manager application? You have a number of new options to control the automatic delivery of content to your station.

Manager Data Integrations

Is your DMDS Manager connected to your Data or Automation systems? It should be. We continue to add support for new vendors all the time. Recent additions include Harris Automation as well as Avid Sundance.